Boutique Day 2014
Simmons College was transformed into a ballroom, as over 2,000 dresses were displayed for over 400 girls who attended the Belle of the Ball Boutique Day.
The invitation-only event was a daylong parade of beautiful young ladies dressed in equally gorgeous dresses. The enthusiastic volunteers came from the the Boston Bruins Ice Girls, Educated Ladies Empowered to Change, Boston University, as well as other colleges, companies and organizations.
Also on hand as personal shoppers were JAM’N-94.5 morning personality, Ashlee Feldman, Heather Unruh of WCVB, Bruins Ice Girls, Pebbles of HOT 96.9, Miss New Hampshire, Miss Teen New Hampshire, Miss Maine 2013, and Miss Teen Maine 2013. Along with choosing the perfect gown, the girls received makeup tips, shoes, purses, jewelry and hair tips on the hottest styles from Empire Beauty School of Boston. Volunteer seamstresses were also available to make alterations to ensure each girl fit perfectly into her dream dress.
The 2014 Belle of the Ball was an unbelievable experience for these girls and everyone involved in making their prom dreams come true.
Here are a few of the comments about the day:
From 2014 participants:
“Everything was perfect, more then I could have ever imagined. I found my dream dress”
“I had so much fun with my personal shopper. She helped me find a dress I would have never otherwise chosen. Thank you so much!”
“Thank you so much! I wouldn’t have been able to afford to go to prom without you guys!”
“I loved volunteering for this event, it was very organized and was full of positive energy. The girls had a ton of dresses to choose from and were super excited to find the right one for them.” – Rossemary Calderon
“It was a spectacular event to be a part of. I really enjoyed watching all of the girls feel beautiful and happy. Thank you for organizing such an amazing opportunity!” – Tiffany Mui
“This was THE best organized event that I have ever been a part of. The volunteers, staff, girls, and parents knew exactly what to do since everything was in place and ready to go. There was such excitement in the air as the girls came through finding the perfect gown and accessories. It was amazing to see the many, many choices even during the later part of the event. The day flew by. I was so glad that I was a part of it!” – Ann French